STYLE & BEAUTY
02/09/2012 10:39 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

How To Make A Hair Tie, Kirsten Of 'WhyDid?' Gets Inspired By Her Ballerina Past (PHOTOS)

When it comes to DIYs, the easier, the better! When we stumbled on Kerstin of WhyDid?'s latest tutorial, we couldn't help but get excited over this simple, yet effective solution to unreliable hair elastics.

This blogger got crafty and created a hair-friendly accessory using ribbon and a lighter. To make her elastic last more than a few wears, Kerstin singed the ends with a flame -- a trick she picked up from her tutu-wearing days. (Ballerinas will burn the ends of their pointe shoes to keep them from fraying up.)

Take a look at the slideshow below for a step-by-step guide, and don't forget to visit Kerstin's blog for more style inspiration.

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